The Story behind the Family Trade

Charlie’s Diary
Charles Stross talks about the genesis of the Family Trade, which I just finished reading, and apologizes for the abruptness of the end of book one, which I accept.
I’ve just been sensitive to that sort of thing, I guess. But he does explain the origins of the book, as far as authors and motifs that he’s aped and borrowed.
Via the inestimable Brad De Long.